Wisconsin – Dan Durbin

Adams County the latest in CWD-Postive deer Grant County also added to the list

Despite the efforts of the DNR to stop CWD, two new cases have turned up, most recently a 3-year-old buck in Adams County, shot by a bowhunter on Nov. 7. The deer, which was volunteered for sampling, came in with positive results on Dec. 7. “Being the first CWD positive in the county makes this noteworthy, but not unexpected,” said…

11-year-old kills her first bear

Then I was 11 years-old I remember being thrilled at just seeing my dad, Phil, shoot a deer as I sat next to him. I can’t imagine the rush of pulling the trigger on a 285-pound bear at that age – especially one that just about knocked my tree stand over. But that’s what 11-year-old Grace Gladem, of Portage, did…

Camping with kids

Most outdoor enthusiasts would expect me touting how awesome it is to be in the wild, with just some synthetic material separating my family from the elements. They’d expect me to type away about the great smell of a forest – that sort of thing. But actually, camping, to me, sucks. Not unlike the ticks that try to claim our…

Wisconsin's upcoming recall election for governor

Quite frankly, I’m sick of politics.  I’m tired of the commercials, too.  But, just because a person is tired of hearing about it, it doesn’t excuse one from paying attention.  If you’re a sportsman or woman in Wisconsin, at least one of the major factors we consider when electing (or recalling) the next governor or official is how they plan…

Spawn incomplete despite warm temps

Thanks to an unseasonably warm March, many anglers thought that come the season opener this Saturday, that many gamefish would be done spawning and already in early summer patterns.   After interviewing several bait and tackle dealers in metro-Milwaukee, and doing a bit of fishing myself last weekend, that just doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, after an entire…

Shooting like a "Cowboy"

There probably aren’t many men who didn’t at one time in their youth fantasize about being a cowboy in the Old West, possibly leading a band of regulators to clean up a town full of bandits and marauders. It’s not too late. Across the country some men, and women, are experiencing a fountain of youth of sorts and reliving their…

Hunting documentary wins Sundance Film Festival

When you think of the Sundance Film Festival, you picture a crowd of liberal, Prius-driving artsy folk showing up sipping Starbucks. There are most likely scarves and berets, too. That’s why when I read a headline that a hunting video won the 2012 Shorts Competition at Sundance, I just about tipped over – like some of the wild game did…